Chapter 13 - QFR

Chapter 13 - QFR - Evgeniy Bukatin Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308...

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Pr. Adou-Dy BUS 308 November 16, 2011 Chapter 13 – Questions for Review 1. How would you define power? How is it different from leadership? Power is defined as the capacity that person A has to influence the person's B behavior so that person B acts the way person A wants or wishes. A person A can only have power over the person B if the person B desires something that the person A has. Power does not require goal compatibility like leadership. Leadership also focuses on the downward influence on followers, but power does not. Leaders use power as means of attaining group goals. 2. What are the five bases of power? The five bases of power are: coercive power, reward power, legitimate power, expert power, and referent power. (1) Coercive power is defined as power that is dependent on fear of negative outcomes/results from failing to comply. According to the book, "It rests on the application, or the threat of application, of physical sanctions, such as the infliction of pain, frustration through restriction of movement, or the controlling by force of basic physiological of safety needs." (p. 421) (2) Reward power is the opposite of coercive power because it is based on rewards. If a person is able to distribute valuable rewards to others they have power over them. (3) Legitimate power is explained as power that person receives as a result of his or her structural position in the organization. (4) Expert power is part of personal power. It is defends as influence based on expertise,
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